Written by Cláudio Afonso | info@afonsoinvestor
GigaBerlin opening has been delayed several times during the last months for many different reasons, however, that seems about to change with this Friday’s German state of Brandenburg conference. According to Reuters, it is widely expected to approve Tesla’s 5 billion euro ($5.5 billion) gigafactory near Berlin if certain conditions are met.
According to @TroyTeslike, GigaBerlin’s test production is going well and has reached 100 units per day on some days. That indicates a pace rate of 500 units per week when the Factory start regular production. Tesla aims to get to 1,000 units per week by the end of April 2022. Meanwhile, a second shift is expected to be added by the end of June 2022. Tesla enthusiast also added that production is expected to shut down for 3 weeks when they switch from 2170 to 4680 cells. This is expected to happen in Q3 or Q4 2022.
The approval procedure for the e-car and battery factory of the U.S. company Tesla in Gruenheide in Brandenburg is nearing completion.German state government said in a statement
On February 21st, over 360 Model Y Giga Berlin made vehicles were seen outside the factory. Until GigaBerlin’s final approval, European customers have been receiving its models from Giga Shangai, where more than 6,500 Model Y and Model 3 were seen last week ready to export.
According to Reuters, Tesla Inc plans to start work on a new plant in Shanghai as soon as next month as part of a plan to more than double production capacity in China to meet growing demand for its cars in the country and export markets, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
With this new plant, Tesla will have the capacity to produce up to 2 million cars per year at its expanded Shanghai facility, the company’s main export hub, according to the people, who asked not to be identified in discussing still-private plans.